Personnel Index - Detail

Name
CALVERT
First Names
R J
Rank
Sgt
Service
RAF
Service Number
629365
Crew Position
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner
Posting Details
Posted in 2/41 and out 8/41

 

Flew 32 Hampden operations with 49Sqn in a variety of crew positions.

12/13 July, 1941; WILHELMSHAVEN/BREMEN:
Sgt Batchelor (AD910) and crew could not pin point Bremen nor Wilhelmshaven due to heavy flak and searchlights. They located Cuxhaven and bombed from 12,000ft; 2 bursts were seen in the docks area. 

On return, they encountered navigational problems and with petrol desperately low, the pilot made a forced landing 5 miles N/E of Pocklington.
Fortunately the crew survived unhurt but the aircraft was wrecked; the crash occurred at 07.45hrs.
All other 49 Squadron aircraft returned safely. 
 

AD910 (EA-Y)......(written off).
Sgt G S Batchelor Pilot (Unhurt)
Sgt H G Williams (Unhurt)
Sgt R J Calvert (Unhurt)
‚ÄčSgt L R Betts (Unhurt)